Creating a community ?

My  first idea was to create a community of  people that share the same interests in  media, via an app , that will use  RADAR, CHAT, and a  page  where you can share your ideas, and DONATE for the projects you are interested in.

What is a “community” ?, conform to  Oxford dictionary,  a community is, ”  [MASS NOUN] the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common .”

Why this app will be useful :  

“The Internet likes you, really likes you. It offers you so much, just a mouse click or finger tap away.” says Steve Lohr, International Herald Tribune, in an article for http://www.deccanherald.com/. His article explains how internet and technology is taking over the world. In 2008, IBM declared that it was going to make a big push into the industrial Internet, using computing intelligence to create more efficient systems for utility grids, traffic management, food distribution, water conservation and health care. 

What did I learned from that, is that media and “the world”, changed, and it’s continually changing over years. Smartphones, and it’s apps, are a game changer, as everyday people use their smartphones, exactly, 110 times a DAY (and up to every 6 seconds in the evening) says  dailymail.co.uk 

My  initial idea,  was related to  building a community, where  people will help people, share ideas, get together, and create. While researching it , I found out that  there are many websites that  is helping people donate for their ideas, or just charity, some of them are ” www.kickstarter.com , http://www.ted.com( which is a website  where you care share your ideas) , http://donatemoney2me.com.. etc . This explains that  the DONATE, section in my  App, will  not be the important part of it, and will be in there, as an easier way for the people that will use the app  to get founding for their project.

The most important part of the App, is the community, as I think people  those days, have a problem  communicating with one another, and are afraid to share their ideas, so, the important bit of this App, is making people, feel easy,  when sharing ideas, will also help  students, and amateur  filmmakers, to get started, and get to know people around them, get in touch, communicate,   get involved in other projects.  Even though  my tutor said that there is facebook, twitter, and all those other platforms, I still think that  20% of the people on facebook are using it in a professional way.

“Stats first; we are looking at 300 million active users on Facebook (about the population of the United States). Facebook is ranked the 2nd most popular Internet site by Alexa, just behind Google. The users on Facebook spend 20 minutes per day on the site, whereas the average for any website is roughly 10 seconds. So we know there are shed loads of people on Facebook, it’s very popular and users tend to spend a lot of time on the site.” says JORGEN SUNDBERG, for  http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/

 Linking all this information,  me and  other 100 people from ART & Design, feel that  my App will be  something worth  making, and 11,800,000 people , share the same interests, on ( community, Mass media , Mobile app, social media, filmmaking, etc.

It sounded like a plan till my tutor said that he doesn’t like the idea, in fact non of my  ideas, and I had to put many hours in just sitting , relaxing and think about ideas, searching the internet,  looking at technology and what the future will bring.

It’s been a long process, trying to think of a revolutionary idea that will help the world in a way or another. From Term 1, and  draw things from the past, to  future, This module helped me understand that media is all about creating, and as nothing is original, we need to get our inspiration  from the past in order to create the future. As in real life,  we,( people), need to  rethink our past,  use the present  to change the future.

 

 

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What is the future of radio ?

Radio will never be the same. Like books, magazines, music and just about every other mass medium you can think of, the age-old format is being transformed by the Internet, mobile technology and a few very smart organisations.

We don’t know exactly what radio will look like in 20 years (or if we’ll even still call it that), but it’s safe bet that it would it be utterly unrecognisable by the likes of Edwin H. Armstrong, who was awarded the patent for FM radio in 1933. We will still have  audio, but   in a  21st century era. What I mean by that is that  internet and social media is already a big influence  on everyday life, and now  we can barely hear someone listening to a radio station. In our days we can  listen to every  single station in this world  just by a click,  and most of us don’t have a proper radio at home.

Wi-fi , 4G, and internet,  will carry much more interactive and smarter audio content, which will likely push traditional broadcasters toward  past.

We have always been looking for ways to shape communities. It’s not even that long ago that technology made it possible to talk over a long distance. Radio is definitely one of the wonders of the last century. Around 1900, inventors like Guglielmo Marconi worked on conquering the airwaves. He and others that built on the ground work of Heinrich Hertz ultimately were able to transform sounds into electronic pulses that could be decoded thousands of miles further away – the principle of sender and receiver. Really magic, when you think of it!

Bob Pittman thinks that radio is now a much broader service than it used to be. He says that his company aims to build media franchises instead of single brands or shows. In his opinion the consumer rules, and therefore content should be delivered to people in a way that they choose to consume it. In this respect it doesn’t matter whether people turn on their radio, television, computer or mobile device to access content.

I think that  the future of radio is to make radio always available, as many new communication devices are ready to stream cloud-based (not just playback locally stored), and radio might evolve into a multimedia platform in addition to its terrestrial (analog and digital) broadcast model. 

Being able to  visit BBC Coventry and Warwickshire studios,  witch is a traditional local station, I’ve seen  that  they have a more basic approach to radio, and they relate to the audience to bring the show popularity. In the same  time they use social media and  internet to create a  modern  touch to their shows and interact with audience. After  the visit  I was more able to understand why we need local radio, and that  the future of radio it’s not about radio  broadcasting in pictures and it’s just about finding a  way to make themselves  heard, popular, and interact with  their audience.

As a final thought,  radio  should rethink their current strategy of regurgitating content online, and traditional radio needs to reflect the tastes of the station’s listeners, and adopt a more modern vibe.